Javier Eduardo García de Alba-García

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This report deals with the data gathered for a year concerning the incidence of luxation coxae congenita at the Hospital de Gineco-Obstetricia (Gynecology-Obstetrics Hospital) of the Unidad Médica Oblatos (Oblatos Medical Unit) of the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (Mexican Institute of Social Security) in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. The(More)
BACKGROUND When blood pressure (BP) is taken for the first time, it should be measured in both arms; follow-up measurements should be taken in the arm with the highest BP. However, in clinical practice, this recommendation is rarely followed. OBJECTIVE Identify the degree of differences in BP between the right and the left arm in individuals with normal(More)
BACKGROUND The growing prevalence of diabetes must be confronted in several ways. Establishing the generational transmission of cultural knowledge offers some guidelines to prevent and control the disease. Once we identify and compare the semantic structures of shared knowledge we lay the foundations of a culturally comprehensive care. The objective was to(More)
1 UMAE Hospital de Especialidades Centro Médico Nacional de Occidente IMSS, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 2 UMAE Hospital de Gineco-Obstetricia Centro Médico Nacional de Occidente IMSS, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 3 UMAE HE Centro Medico Nacional de Occidente Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Guadalajara, Mexico, 4 Universidad de Guadalajara,(More)
BACKGROUND Incisional pain is the main obstacle for elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy as an outpatient. We evaluated the analgesic efficacy of local infiltration of ropivacaine with dexamethasone (Rop/Dx), compared with ropivacaine (Rop) alone, during the first 24 hours postoperative of this surgery. Our hypothesis is that incisional pain intensity will(More)
INTRODUCTION Medical anthropology considers the sociocultural aspects of illnesses, from the biomedical definition of the experience of the one who suffers the illness. This is what makes the difference between a disease and an illness, in other words, an explanatory model of illness. OBJECTIVES To show the cultural consensus elaborated and shared by a(More)
The present work has as its purpose a description of the information exchanged during doctor-patient encounters immediately following diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. To accomplish this nine such encounters were audiotape at two public health clinics in Guadalajara, Mexico. Communication of information and affect was evaluated by adapting the Roter(More)
BACKGROUND In medical anthropology, culture is shared knowledge and it can be used to study cultural consensus for development of preventive and control actions in chronic diseases such as high blood pressure. The aim of this study was to characterize the semantic structure and level of cultural consensus regarding the causes of arterial hypertension in(More)
INTRODUCTION removing the biological perspective of the sexual differences and understanding the asymmetries related to diabetes, lead to define situations of benefit or deterioration of the population's health. OBJECTIVE to analyze gender situations related to self-care and control of type 2 diabetes in primary care patients. METHODS we conducted a(More)